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First Ever Images of the Impressive Yacht Riva 100′ Corsaro

February 17, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Italian builder Riva Yachts (one of the most famous brands of Ferretti Group) has just released first ever images of the 29.90-metre superyacht Riva 100′ Corsaro. She was launched in November 2016 will be officially presented to the whole world in April this year in Hong Kong.

Riva Corsaro 100' - main

Riva Corsaro 100′ – main

 

Riva 100′ Corsaro features sporty lines and sharp bow, which makes this fast superyacht look even more elegant on the water. She was designed by Oficina Italiana Design, while Ferretti Engineering Department worked very closely on the naval architecture.

Riva 100' Corsaro - at the dawn

Riva 100′ Corsaro – at the dawn

Luxury accommodation is provided for a total of 10 guests in 5 well-appointed cabins. There is a large master suite with a walk-in wardrobe, a writing desk/vanity table, as well as a private lounge. Based on the owner’s preferences this space was equipped with everything necessary to hold business meetings. It can also be used for a night of entertainment, as there is an audio/visual system and karaoke.

Riva Corsaro 100' - on the run

Riva Corsaro 100′ – on the run

The main salon is also an ideal area for social gatherings, as it includes a C-shaped sofa, a dining room with seating for ten guests and lobby.

Riva 100' Corsaro - top view

Riva 100′ Corsaro – top view

The folded garage can be transferred into a great beach club. Another addition to the latest technological features is the beach platform, which submerges to various levels so that guests can relax on the water. The sundeck is a place to be for when watching the beautiful sunsets, dining al fresco or sunbathing.

Riva 100′ Corsaro reaches a maximum speed of 27.5kn, thanks to her twin MTU 16V 2000 M93 engines.

RIVA100 Corsaro sunset

RIVA100 Corsaro sunset

While it is still uncertain whether superyacht Riva 100′ Corsaro will become a charter yacht, there is a selection of some beautiful luxury yachts built by Riva and Ferretti available for charter right now. Contact one of your preferred brokers at CharterWorld for unbiased advice and highly professional service.

 

First Photos of Oceanco’s Y718 Superyacht Project Bravo

February 16, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Highly anticipated superyacht Project Bravo emerged from Zwijnenburg shipbuilding at Oceanco‘s facilities in Capelle Aan Den IJssel in Netherlands last night. The 109m/357’7″ hull hit the water and is now getting prepared for an official launch in Summer 2018. While this project is still under development, and with many of us wondering how the second largest superyacht built by Oceanco would eventually look like, we bring you the fist few photos of the Oceanco’s Y718 project Bravo. All photos courtesy of Dutch Yachting.

Oceanco Project Bravo Photo by Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Project Bravo Photo by Dutch Yachting

Nuvolari-Lenard, the world-renowned designers, are responsible for her exterior design, while Reymond Langton Design is responsible for her interior. With the steel hull and aluminium construction, this superyacht provides plenty of living space and can sleep a total of 14 guests and a crew of 30.

Oceanco project bravo emerging

Oceanco project bravo emerging. Photo by Dutch Yachting

Although many details have not been revealed, at this stage it is known that project Bravo will feature a helipad and will be able to carry two large tenders.

Project Bravo side view Oceanco. Photo by Dutch Yachting

Project Bravo side view Oceanco. Photo by Dutch Yachting

“Project Bravo is a revision of the Alfa Nero albeit wth 30 metres (98’43”) more length and seven years more experience. The yacht has 50% more volume than Alfa Nero but is still incredibly sleek and proportionate” – Dan Lenard.

Bespoke shipbuilder Oceanco specialises in the construction of large and luxurious superyachts. The shipbuilder has a highly professional team of naval architects, marine engineers and designers who ensure that every yacht is built to world class standard. One of the latest additions to the fleet of Oceanco is Y714 superyacht Jubilee. You can find more information, view images and watch videos here. Alternatively, view a selection of charter yacht built by Oceanco. For any further information, please get in touch with our brokers at CharterWorld.

The 10 Best Photos of Sailing Yacht A

February 08, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Sailing Yacht A is one of the most popular superyachts in the yachting world. There is no wonder, as this 142-metre vessel is the largest sailing yacht on the planet, while tallest mast measures 91 metres – so impressive! Designed by Philippe Starck and built by Nobiskrug, this incredible yacht is comparable to the length of 2 Boeings 747; she is almost as tall as the Big Ben and reaches a top speed of 21 knots. She was delivered to her lucky owner, the Russian Billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, earlier this months, and is currently sailing to Norway. Admired by many, she was spotted by a number of amateur and professional photographers.

Here are the 10 best photos of Sailing Yacht A to date (if you have a better one let us know…)

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Sailing Yacht A by driversclubgermany

Sailing Yacht A by driversclubgermany

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Sailing Yacht A. Photo by Andreas Schuster

Sailing Yacht A. Photo by Andreas Schuster

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Sailing Yacht A. Photo by Ole Ohrt

Sailing Yacht A. Photo by Ole Ohrt

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Sailing Yacht A. Photo by Nils Junge

Sailing Yacht A. Photo by Nils Junge

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Sailing Yacht A. Photo by Shipsfriend

Sailing Yacht A. Photo by Shipsfriend

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Sailing yacht A spotted in Kiel, Germany by @dochempel

Sailing yacht A spotted in Kiel, Germany by @dochempel

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Great photo of Sailing yacht A glowing in the dark. Photo by Bancroft images

Great photo of Sailing yacht A glowing in the dark. Photo by Bancroft images

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S/Y A photographed in Kiel, Germany by @kieler.nachrichten

S/Y A photographed in Kiel, Germany by @kieler.nachrichten

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Sailing yacht A by kristian_cph

Sailing yacht A. Photo by @kristian_cph

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Sailing Yacht a by @kielisreal

Sailing Yacht a by @kielisreal

Superyacht Pictures: Motor Yacht Legend in Antartica

February 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Originally launched in 1974, the Class 1 icebreaker vessel Legend (that time known as Giant) was built by IHC Verschure. She was used in the Baltic Sea back in the Soviet times during the Cold War. Later on, she was bought by Jan Verkerk, whose main goal was to bring something exceptional to the yachting market. Then motor yacht Legend went through a massive rebuild and transformation at the Icon Yachts shipyard and was relaunched in March 2016.

Motor yacht Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

Motor yacht Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

M/Y Legend was known for her outstanding ability to cruise anywhere in the world. She was recently spotted cruising in the icy waters of Antarctica. This adds to her reputation of being a safe and exceptional performance icebreaker.

M:Y Legend

M/Y Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

The legendary superyacht was redesigned and engineered by Diana Yacht Design and was built to full Lloyds certification. Motor yacht Legend is now on of the most luxurious charter yachts capable of carrying 30 guests and 19 crew to ensure the highest standard of service is delivered at all times.

Motor yacht Legend in Antartica

Motor yacht Legend in Antartica. Photo credit Icon yachts

In collaboration with Verkerk Yachting Projects, Icon Yachts completed a rebuilt of the yacht, which included the extension of her stern by 3.6m to measure 77.40m/263’11”. The interior, piping, electronics, electrical, main engines and generators, pumps, heating and air conditioning, mechanical systems, and incinerator have been added or replaced with the highest quality equipment.

Tender Icon Yachts

Tender Icon Yachts. Photo credit Icon yachts

This luxury explorer vessel carries two large tenders, a submarine, wave runners, snow scooters and other equipment perfect for exploring the most remote areas.

Motor yacht Legend Antarctica penguin

Motor yacht Legend in Antarctica. Photo credit Icon yachts

Luxury amenities include but not limited to a Balinese Spa with Sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, beauty salon, and a movie theatre and a swimming pool. Luxury accommodation layout consists of 13 guest cabins, including a master stateroom, 7 double suites, 3 twin suites and tow convertible.

Below are some breathtaking images of Legend in Antarctica.

If you would like to charter motor yacht Legend please contact your preferred charter broker now.

Location details: November 2016 to February 2017: Antarctica/ Patagonia (based in Falkland Islands)
March to April 2017: Patagonia /Panama/ Caribbean/ Mexico
May to 19th of June 2017: Greenland/ Northern Europe
July / August / September 2017: Mediterranean
December 2017 to February 2018: Antarctica/ Patagonia

Photos: Dilbar and Madame Gu

February 06, 2017

Written by Mike Smith

Here is a wonderful picture of two very interesting yachts moored stern to (Mediterranean style):

 

Wow! The two beauties..superyacht Dilbar and Madame Gu via @roccabella_yachts . . . . . 

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Sailing Yacht Tawera Brings Home the New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

January 30, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The trilling and nerve-wracking New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017 has come to a close. New Zealand, one of the most beautiful countries famous for its breathtaking vistas, held the event over three days from 25 to 27 January in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Tawera

28m/92ft sailing yacht Tawera

The 28m/92ft sailing yacht Tawera took line honours for a third consecutive day and brought home the NZ Millennium Cup 2017.

In Action. NZ Millennium Cup 2017

In Action. NZ Millennium Cup 2017

Coming into the final day of racing, Pacific Division competitors, Antaeus and Steinlager 2, were tied on points. Rumours of an extensive tactical defence strategy to retain the Pacific Cup emerged from Steinlager 2’s camp after the skippers briefing.

Beautiful shot from the 2017 NZ Millennium Cup

Beautiful shot from the 2017 NZ Millennium Cup

The honour of best start in the series, reserved for the final day’s racing as confirmed by the race committee’s Dennis Corbett, was, however, Cavallo’s.

To find out more about chartering sailing yachts and participation in racing events please contact your preferred charter broker.

 

In Pictures: Day 2 of the NZ Millennium Cup 2017

January 27, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Dominating an exciting 21nm short course that saw competitors round the Nine Pin twice and wind changes challenge seasoned tacticians, Tawera has again taken line honours. Crossing the line 11 minutes in advance of her closest challenger, the Pacific Division’s Antaeus, Hawera commanded racing on New Zealand Marine Race Day of the 2017 New Zealand Millennium Cup.

2017_01_26_Millenium_Cup-2525First and second over the Mark Foy start, Tawera and Antaeus, set the tone of their race as they reached past the committee boat hoisting their spinnakers for faultless starts. Their dual finishes of first place in their respective divisions, the NZ Millennium Cup and Pacific Cup, was a credit to the tactical nous of the skilled sailors onboard.2017_01_26_Millenium_Cup-3094

Third over the start, Pumula, fell foul of the wind shadow, languishing on the start line. Seeing an opportunity, Janice of Wyoming deftly slipped around her windward side and bucked forward – stealing any remaining wind Pumula may have had. Cowboy gennaker unfurling, Janice of Wyoming strode out in front.

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All photos are courtesy of Mike Sims

10 Incredible Pictures of Superyachts From Around the World

January 27, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Superyachts are someone’s dream, someone’s hobby, a lifestyle or passion. There are more than 10,000 superyachts in different locations, from the South Pole to the tropical islands and warm waters of the Mediterranean. They all look so different, each of them has her own style, charm and a beautiful name. Here are 10 superyachts spotted by photographers and travellers around the world.

1. Here Comes the Sun in Guernsey, UK

Here Comes The Sun has recently undergone her sea trials and has been delivered to her owner. She is now making her way to her first vacation. She is the largest yacht ever built by Amels.

Here comes the Sun

Here comes the Sun. Photo by Ian Toms

2. Serene in Malta

Serene is an impressive mega yacht. Measuring 134 metres she is designed to take her owner anywhere in the world in absolute comfort and safety. She is the 14th largest yacht in the world.

Serene in Malta

Serene in Malta. Photo by K B

3. Ilona at West India Dock, UK

This 74-metres yacht was built by Amels in 2004, while her interior and exterior is a fantastic work of Redman Whiteley Dixon. Ilona is able to accommodate 16 guests assisted by 28 crew members.

A Christy ILONA at West India Dock

ILONA at West India Dock. Photo by A Christy

4.Yas at Abu Dhabi port Mina Zayed

Mega yacht Yas in the 10th largest yacht. This 144-metre vessel was launched in 2011 by Abu Dhabi’s ADM Shipyards. Her strikingly graceful exterior features fluid curves and volumes, as well as an excellent structural covering of glass.

Luis Pérez Contreras Yas, puerto de Abu Dabi, Mina Zayed

Superyacht Yas. Photo by Luis Pérez Contreras

5. Superyacht Topaz in Tarragona, Spain

Motor yacht Topaz measures 147 metres, which secures her a position on the list of the top 10 longest yachts. Her superb exterior design is by bespoke Tim Heywood. Another famous designer Terrence Disdale developed her interior design.

Topaz. Photo by Luis Perez Contreras

Topaz. Photo by Luis Perez Contreras

6. Maltese Falcon in Chania, Crete

One of the best sailing yachts in the world, Maltese Falcon definitely deserve the of “the best sailing yacht for charter“. Exterior design of this yacht is a work of the world-renowned shipbuilder Perini Navi. Maltese Falcon’s interior is luxurious with a rich contemporary décor, delightful to the eye and soothing to the soul.

Maltese Falcon in Chania, Crete photo by Giannis X

Maltese Falcon in Chania, Crete. Photo by Giannis X

7. Quattroelle in Dubai

Lurssen superyacht Quattroelle was launched in 2012. Among special features of the 88m megayacht (also known as Project Bellissimo) belong a hell pad, large gymnasium, spa/salon, cinema, art gallery, an eight-person Spa Pool as well as a direct positioning system.

Quatroelle in Dubai by Ade Ownes

Quatroelle in Dubai. Photo by Ade Ownes

8. Skat in Fort Lauderdale

Another beautiful yacht by Lurssen, Skat is a 70.70-metre vessel. This project was developed by  a team of experts in the yachting industry: her exterior is by Espen Oeino and interior is a work of the Italian designer Marco Zanini.

Skat Yacht Fort Lauderdale by Ron Rafferty

Skat Yacht in Fort Lauderdale. Photo by Ron Rafferty

9. Elysian off Norman Island in the BVI

Motor yacht Elysian (ex. Elandess) is a 60-metre vessel built by Abeking and Rasmussen in 2009. She was refitted in 2012, and features contemporary interior design, spacious outdoor living areas. Elysian offers plenty of room for relaxation and entertainment.

Superyacht Elysian off Norman Island. Photo by Anoldent

Superyacht Elysian off Norman Island. Photo by Anoldent

10. Lady L in Nassau, Bahamas

Heesen superyacht Lady L is a 44 metre yacht from the popular Heesen 4400 aluminium series. She features an elegant exterior design, with soft lines and stunning black hull. Her interior is truly luxurious, and was developed by Omega Architects.

Lady L Luxury Yacht in Nassau. Photo by Alex Galiano

Lady L Luxury Yacht in Nassau. Photo by Alex Galiano

In Pictures: The first day of racing of the NZ Millennium Cup 2017

January 25, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The first day of the world’s most southerly superyacht regatta NZ Millennium Cup, saw Tawera take line honours, on a bright, breezy day of racing. Reigning champion, Tawera, crossed the line first today on the Orams Marine Race Day of the 2017 New Zealand Millennium Cup. The 28-metre ketch secured her win with New Zealand sailing icon, Chris Dickson, and her designer Ron Holland onboard, giving owner and experienced helmsman Mike Mahoney the tactical edge.

New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017 Photo credit Mark Sims

 

Some great photos from New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

Some great photos from New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017. Photo credit Mark Sims

 

Farfalla.  New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

Farfalla. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017. Photo credit Mark Sims

 

On the run. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

On the run. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017. Photo credit Mark Sims

 

Stunning yachts on the run. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

Stunning yachts on the run. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

 

New Zealand Millennium Cup

New Zealand Millennium Cup. Photo credit Mark Sims

 

Silvertip. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

Silvertip. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017. Photo credit Mark Sims

 

Sailing. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

Sailing. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017. Photo credit Mark Sims

 

Stunning photographs. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

Stunning photographs. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017. Photo credit Mark Sims

 

Janice of Wyoming. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017

Janice of Wyoming. New Zealand Millennium Cup 2017. Photo credit Mark Sims

 

To find out more about superyacht regattas, attending events and chartering sailing yachts please contact your preferred charter broker.

9 Things NO ONE Will Tell you about Professional Superyacht Photography

January 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Lots of incredible things happen around us in the world. Being able to see them is easy; being able to capture them is the art of photography. Being a good photographer is not easy; but being a professional photographer is an adventure, challenge and lifestyle. We have spoken to one of the greatest photographers in the superyacht media, Quin Bisset from Q&K Media. In between sailing, surfing, mountain biking, travelling and professional superyacht shooting, in this exclusive interview, Quin told us about his profession, passion for superyachts, and some challenges behind his very successful assignments.

Exclusive Interview with the Professional Superyacht Photographer Quin Bisset

Superyacht OKTO. Photo credit Q&K

Superyacht OKTO. Photo credit Q&K

Starting at the beginning. When did you realise you wanted to become a professional photographer?

I had a keen interest in photography from a very young age and never really considered it to become a profession. It was a natural progression from becoming an assistant while studying film at Canterbury and being based near the stunning backdrop of the Southern Alps of NZ. I don’t think there was any other option for me than to become a professional photographer as it combined my love of travel, storytelling and need to share my experiences.

What brought you to the world of yachting and what was your first assignment in this industry?

 My first real yacht shoot was during the last Americas Cup challenge in New Zealand and I filmed and photographed a superyacht which was in NZ to spectate the racing and charter the coastlines. I have always had a passion for sailing, the ocean and it was like a match made in heaven.
The Dubois Cup. Photo credit Q&K

The Dubois Cup. Photo credit Q&K

What are the challenges when it comes to photographing luxury yachts?

 There are many challenges when it comes to luxury yacht photography, first of which would be weather and weather is rarely perfect. You have to be able to adapt quickly and use the conditions to your best advantage. When you have a multi million dollar yacht made available for you and a big yacht crew waiting for your direction you can not start scratching your head :). Another challenge can be logistics on location, if the yacht is in an isolated area and you need to coordinate a helicopter which could be coming from another country or island and there may only be a rock to land on.

Your professional equipment must be pretty impressive. Those readers with a passion for photography will surely find interesting to know what type of camera and lenses you use most of the time.

I travel with mostly Canon bodies and lenses. I have a Canon 1DX and 2 Canon 5D mkIII in case of breakdown. My go to lenses would be 24-105mm, 16-35mm, 50mm and a 300mm which covers most requirements on location. I now also travel with a drone which can be very useful in very remote areas. Oh, and an underwater housing and moonlight flash kit.
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Luxury Lifestyle. Photo Credit Q&K

Do you usually work alone or have an assistant(s)?

 It depends on the size of yacht and requirements of the shoot whether or not I use assistants. I have a small number of people that I trust to work with and can be considerate of the yacht and her crew. If working with models it can be useful to have someone shooting second camera or concentrating on details.

How long would a typical mega yacht shoot last? Can you describe, in a few words, what does an average superyacht shoot entail?

A typical yacht shoot takes anywhere from 3 -10 days depending on logistics. The average shoot requires photographing the interior, exterior, lifestyle and toys. In an average day I could be underwater capturing diving, in a helicopter for aerial running and location shots or in a galley with the chef at work. The day generally starts pre dawn and finishes well after sunset.
Photoshoot from a helicopter. Photo credit Q&K

Photoshoot from a helicopter. Photo credit Q&K

 What was your most memorable assignment and why?

 Thats a tough question as there are so many. I have photographed from a parasail in Egypt as it was illegal to fly a helicopter, captured sharks swimming under the yacht as a model sits on the swim platform. Last year I was hired to photograph a maxi trimaran breaking ocean records and ended up sailing with the team and capturing 3 World Records myself including Newport to Bermuda and the Transpac overall speed record from LA to Hawaii.
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Superyacht Bacchus. Photo credit Q&K

What do you love about your job?

I love everything about my job but especially the ability to capture a moment which comes together with team work from the crew and having them getting as excited as I do about the result. It is constant travel and problem solving which is not for everyone but luckily it is what gets me excited.

What would you recommend to photographers wanting to enter the world of superyacht photography?

 I would recommend to just get out there on the water, even if its a fishing boat, dinghy sailing or photographing superyachts at anchor, it is all experience and will help you discover the light, lenses and conditions that start to prove your craft. If you can its always good to try assisting as its not just being a photographer it is learning how to work with people.
About Q&K
Q&K Media offer professional filming and photography of superyachts and yachting events. In addition to that, the company provides printing services with a thorough selection of printing papers and textures that best suit to exemplify style and quality of everything from business cards and brochures to invitations and books. Q&K also specialise in website design and have already won the hearts of some bespoke companies in the industry proving incredible and fast loading websites.